Added 8 July 2024

Pou Taiao

Mō te Pakihi | About the Organisation:

Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki (NHoŌ) assists the five hapū of Ōtaki - Ngāti Pare, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Maiotaki and Ngāti Kapu, to work together to realise their dreams and aspirations, to be self-determining, flourishing, and connected with a strong sense of identity and culture.

Mō te tūranga | About the Role:

Located in Ōtaki, the Pou Taiao leads a small contractor team, managing all facets of resource consent applications, ensuring timelines and Cultural Impact Statements are met. Overseeing the taiao kaupapa delivery, you’ll engage external stakeholders for effective consultation and contracts, will prepare budgets, coordinate kaitiaki monitoring, and streamline workflow. Liaising with external entities, you'll analyse materials, inform decision-making, and communicate advice to NHoŌ governance and partners, ensuring timely, quality information for informed decisions.

This is a full-time, permanent role that is pivotal in Ōtaki's environmental management and mana whenua representation.

Mōu | About You:

Knowledge of the five hapū of NHoŌ, integrity to uphold NHoŌ best interests, and the ability to make sound decisions on behalf of whānau within the Taiao space will be needed to be successful in this role. You will have an undergraduate environmental qualification or similar in a related field and will demonstrate solid familiarity with environmental planning and resource management within the rohe of Ōtaki. You’ll also have a proven understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991, including the consenting process.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential, along with proficiency in both English and te reo Māori. Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, particularly in time- pressured situations as well as political sensitivity with a flexible, adaptable, and a pragmatic approach is highly valued.

Work within a dynamic environment to make a difference for te taiao and contribute to community well- being and future sustainability, integrating tikanga Māori into environmental practices and fostering connection to the land. Ongoing learning opportunities will enhance your skills in environmental management, tikanga Māori, community engagement, and leadership.

For any pātai, a copy of the position description or to apply, please contact Kylie Savage, Tau Mai on 027 040 383 or email your application to

Application close Sunday, 21 July 2024. Me tono mai ināianei | Apply Now!

To apply for this vacancy, you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.

At the appropriate stage we will request your references, we ask that you do not include them on your CV when applying. 

We are the landing place where our people can come to rest upon, a safe space. A place where excellence and culture are encouraged and ultimately, recognised.

Kia tau ai te mauri tū, ​ te mauri ora ki te katoa. ​Nau mai, tau mai! ​ Vitality and well-being for all. ​ Welcome, settle here! 


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